Sunday, 28 July 2013

WHAT ONCE WE FEARED - THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH BY CARRIE RYAN

ASIN: B00B3GMP6C
Series: The Forest Of Hands and Teeth
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Pages/File Size: 25pages/890KB
Formats Available: E-Book

BLURB from Goodreads
When the zombie apocalypse hits and the dead begin to rise, Jonah and his friends are on a class field trip downtown.  Panicked, they make a split-second decision to seek shelter in the Overlook, an apartment complex built like a fortress on the edge of town.  But as they begin to face the realities of what it will take to survive, they realize that while making the decision of where to run was easy, living out the consequences of that decision may be impossible.  From Carrie Ryan, theNew York Times bestselling author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth books, What Once We Feared is an original digital short story about facing a world that is forever changed and in which survival means more than merely escaping the undead.

MY REVIEW
As I've read all the other books in this great series I decided to buy this novella. I expected to find out about the characters in the series before Bks 0.5 to 3. The cover fits the novella well but I'm not sure I'd say it totally fits the whole series of books.
I admit I believed that this novella would be about the actual people in the rest of the series, but it wasn't. This book had a main character of a boy. Well a group of school children, I'd say teenagers. The group are visiting a local attraction when the apocalypse "hit". Within the group of teens is one whose father has an apartment in a nearby high rise building complex.
It tells their story of how they managed to fight their way to the apartment and what they had to do to survive.
So did I enjoy the novella? Yes, it's definitely worth reading, though I would value it more as a standalone novella or the start of another Apocalyptic Series rather than say its part of The forest Of Hands And Teeth Series. Would I recommend the novella? As a short standalone novella yes. As being a necessary part of The Forest Of Hands And Teeth Series that you need to read, no. Would I read more of this Series? I've read all of the books in this series that are available at this time. Would I read more books by Carrie Ryan? Yes I would as I like her writing style and I like the dystopian, and post apocalyptic genres. 

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